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Morning Skate Update

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

Gustav Nyquist talks with the Mule at the Scotiabank Saddledome during today's morning skate.
(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)

Valtteri Filppula will be back in the lineup.

Jimmy Howard is out for tonight battling the flu.

Jonas Gustavsson will get the nod in goal.

"Usually you know the day before, but it doesn't matter if you're starting or backing up, you got to prepare because you never know what happens.”
- Jonas Gustavsson



Gustav Nyquist will play his first game tonight since being recalled from Grand Rapids.

Ian White will not play for personal reasons.


Brian Lashoff will be back in the lineup tonight.

Mike Babcock said that Abdelkader will start on a line with Datsyuk and Franzen, but Nyquist will see some time on that line, too.


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